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strangerthanyou
« on: November 15, 2005 05:50:21 PM »

See, I think those ribbon threaded scarves are pretty cool... and I want to make one. The problem is, I have no idea what to knit a scarf in so you could thread a ribbon through. The one that I could tell the stitch was crocheted, so it didn't help much.

Does anyone know?

Here are some, in case you don't know what I speak of:
This one is crocheted, I think:
http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=11079&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=77&iSubCat=88&iProductID=11079

And it says this one is knit:
http://www.torrid.com/store/product.asp?LS=0&RN=260&ITEM=535082
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2005 05:59:32 PM »

I think the best way to do it would be to plan how you want the ribbon woven into the scarf, then plan out where you'll need holes for it to go through. Then use *yo, k2tog* (or purl if that's what rown you're on) to leave a little space. You won't increase or decrease, but you'll have a place for your ribbon. Dropped stitches might also work instead of *yo, k2tog*.
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2005 06:13:19 PM »

The one from urbanoutfitters is a very simple crocheted granny square done in a fingering or baby weight yarn {probably, as it looks too thin to be a DK or sport}. Basic crocheting skills will get you through that very quickly. The one from torrid looks a lot more like it's woven than knit. Even with the close up, it is hard to tell with the black yarn. My best guess is that it's more of a roving than a spun yarn. To knit a mesh that you could later weave through, I would use larger needles with a dropped st pattern, and knit lengthwise. A few rows of garter in between the drop stitch rows would give you room for your ribbons as well as prviding a solid-looking background for your embellishments.
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2005 10:04:58 PM »

Another example of this kind of scarf is one from Old Navy, which has a variety of colours, so you can get a better look at the pattern...

http://www.oldnavy.com/browse/product.do?cid=8012&pid=350995&scid=350995022

This one actually IS woven, but I have to admit, I'm very curious to know if there's a way this could be done with knitting; I have a ton of spare ribbons/yarn that I'd love to make into scarves.

(Can we tell it just snowed here?  Eee!)

I mean.  I could just buy one, but what's the fun in THAT?  XD
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2005 10:17:18 PM »

There's a pattern on Knitty for a drop-stitch wrap that can probably be made more scarf-like.
http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTbobweave.html
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strangerthanyou
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2005 03:03:42 PM »

Oooo that's a pretty knitted...wrap. All the ideas sound good.... now just to decide .... Thank you all!

Oops, one question: Does the size needles affect the length of the drop, when you're dropping stitches? Or is it ....something else?
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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2005 03:55:43 PM »

one question: Does the size needles affect the length of the drop, when you're dropping stitches? Or is it ....something else?

Most definitely! Since the yarn in a dropped stitch is wrapped around the needle several times, a different diameter needle would have a different sized circumference... think Math class back in school!
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yarnlover
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2005 04:08:33 PM »

Just saw this on Knitty Gritty:

http://www.diynet.com/diy/na_knitting/article/0,2025,DIY_14141_4231197,00.html
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strangerthanyou
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2005 04:30:04 AM »

Thanks, nicolethegeek and yarnlover! That's a cool idea....
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